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Kennedy Center seeks participants for disabilities research learning sessions

Nov. 10, 2022—In January, a series of online learning sessions hosted by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will bring together stakeholders who wish to see research advance toward understanding and solving the health problems that tend to affect adults with IDD.

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Juárez named director of behavior analysis

Sep. 8, 2022—Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has been named director of behavior analysis within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Division of Developmental Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Rajaraman named TRIAD director of behavioral analysis

Apr. 28, 2022—Adithyan Rajaraman, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Potential Rett syndrome drug shows promising results in phase 3 trial

Dec. 6, 2021—A potential first-of-its-kind drug to treat the symptoms of Rett syndrome received positive top-line results from a phase 3 trial led by investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to evaluate efficacy and safety.

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VKC data shows increase in autism spectrum disorder prevalence, provides new data on 4-year-olds

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers are seeing an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Project seeks to treat Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

Sep. 30, 2021—A joint project between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine will help deliver Alzheimer’s disease therapies and treatments to people with Down syndrome (DS). 

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Project seeks to make zoos more autism-friendly

Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt is collaborating with Oregon State University and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to support the Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science (MoZAICS) project.

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Kennedy Center efforts enhance inclusivity in clinical trials

Jul. 30, 2021—Following the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s (VKC) renewal as a national Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center in 2020, the center underwent a shuffling of their four scientific cores that support basic and applied research on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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TRIAD,TEIS partnership expands early intervention services

Jul. 22, 2021—The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) has renewed its contract with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to continue and expand a partnership with Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS).

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Youth with ASD have higher body mass index: study

Mar. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have concluded that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles when compared to youth with typical development.

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Telementoring project aims to improve access for adults with autism

Oct. 29, 2020—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is launching a program to improve access to primary care for adults with autism.

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Kennedy Center receives grant to continue as IDDRC

Aug. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has been awarded a $6.8 million, five-year grant to continue as a national Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

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